Students in are learning how important community connections are. The "Blazes" project is underway and firefighters will be visiting all of the elementary schools to thank the students for their support.
"" is a community action project where students in town are helping the make West Hartford a safer place to live. Fifth Graders are starting to map all of the fire hydrants in town and recruit residents to be Stakeholders (mark hydrants with stakes after heavy snow storms) and Adoptive Parents (families who volunteer to clear hydrants after snowstorms).
If you live near a hydrant and are interested in helping in your community please contact your local school and a student representative will pay you a visit. If you already clear a hydrant near your home please let the school know and students will give you a certificate of thanks.
This project has brought West Hartford students in contact with community members from many areas. Students met at National Cabinetry Millwork where the owner Ray Botass taught them how to prep and treat the 600 mahogany, oak, maple and walnut wood stakes they donated. As a special touch students enjoyed snacks and toured the facility to learn about cabinetmaking.
Listed below are the others who supported this project, and now we need the help of West Hartford residents.
We are counting on community support to make this project successful. Please consider clearing a fire hydrant in your neighborhood. The faster we clear hydrants, the safer our community will be. Contact your local elementary school if you would like to support this amazing venture. Contact Clare Taylor for more information at 860-521-0110 or Clare_Taylor@whps.org.
Information in this news release was provided by Clare Taylor and students in her 5th grade class at Duffy Elementary School.